Friday, October 24, 2008

book meme

Ok, the rules are, Grab the closest book to you, turn to page 56, start with the 5th sentence and post 2-5 paragraphs.

So, as soon as I saw that Lori was doing a book meme, I was hoping she would tag me. Because we are giant book nerds around here. And I'm sitting here at my desk, determined to be honest and not cheat with a better book, maybe a more intellectual one than I will find when I turn around,,,not be like, "Oh, look, I just happened to have this copy of The Gulag Archipelago here...", or cheat spiritually, "Oh, let me grab my copy of the Summa here by my feet..."

Ok, there's nothing on the computer desk...but behind me,,What a surprise! A children's book!

"I should be proud to see a fine nestful in my wood-shed. Oh, what would be a finer sight?"

Jemima Puddle-duck came every afternoon, and laid nine eggs in the nest. The foxy gentleman admired them immensely.

At last Jemima told the gentleman she was ready to sit on her eggs until they hatched.

'Madam,' he said, 'before you commence your tedious sitting I intend to give you a treat. Let us have a dinner party all to ourselves. May I ask you to bring some herbs from the farm garden to make, er...a savoury omelette? I will provide lard for the stuffing...I mean, omelette.'

Jemima Puddle-duch was a simpleton; she quite unsuspectingly went round nibbling snippets off all the different sorts of herbs that are used for stuffing roast duck."

I do love children's books, so much so that I hope I swing smoothly someday from mother into grandmother without a long lag in between so that I can continue reading them always and forever. Which is a distinct possibility since my oldest will be around 30 by the time Tess graduates from high school! Boy, is that weird to think about or what?

Who to tag, who to tag...long story, I haven't eaten dinner yet, can you imagine?, and I'm starving, and the oven just beeped that it's done preheating, and so, if you read this post hoping to be tagged too, then TAG, you are it!

1 comment:

Beck said...

My youngest brother was 13 when my mom became a grandmother, so that's not too long a lag, is it?
I love children's books, too - and Jemima Puddleduck is one of my favorites!